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What is Sufism?

Martin Lings

What is Sufism?

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

  • Sufism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementMartin Lings.
    LC ClassificationsBP189 .L5 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination133 p. ;
    Number of Pages133
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4599738M
    ISBN 100520031717
    LC Control Number77362607

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The Sufis is one of the best known books on Sufism by the writer Idries published in with an introduction by Robert Graves, it introduced Sufi ideas to the West in a format acceptable to non-specialists at a time when the study of Sufism had largely become the reserve of Orientalists.

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After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers – among them Ibn Arabi, Baha Walad and Rumi himself – to give a fresh and revealing perspective on the teachings and beliefs of.

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Sufism, Mumbai, Maharashtra. K likes. ‎لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله‎5/5(34). The history of Sufism is traced in this book and the beliefs and path of the faith are thoroughly explained. Discussed are: Sufism's four great books (Jesus' Gospels, the Quran, Moses' Torah and David's Psalms), the Five Pillars of Islam, the four stages of Sufi practice, transforming the self, the importance of a Sufi teacher and much more.5/5(5).

Inayat Khan's emphasis on spiritual liberty led many contemporary Westerners to think that his brand of Sufism is not inherently intertwined with Islam, although his followers continue to perform Zikr. There is a precedent of masters of the Chishti and some other orders not requiring non-Muslim followers to convert to : Inayat Rehmat Khan Pathan, 5 July.

Realities of Sufism by Sheikh Abdul Qadir Isa. Sea Without Shore Sheikh Nuh Keller. The book of Ascension to the Essential Truths of Tassawuf (معراج التشوف إلى حقائق تصوف) by Ahmad Ibn Ajiba translated by Abdurahman Fitzgerald and Fouad Aresmouk.

Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture is a must-read for students, researchers, and those with an expertise in religious studies, Islam, and Sufism and is highly recommended for the general readership as well.

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Deikman was strongly influenced by Idries Shah, a proponent of non-Islamic Sufism. Sufis Without Borders is a international discussion group on Sufism. "Karamustafa's new work is easily the best book I've read on the subject of early Sufism.

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